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The profile of home adaptations for older and disabled people was raised when the Care Act 2014 placed new obligations on Local Authorities to adapt the houses of those eligible. Recent research published by the House of Commons Library into Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) however has highlighted “unacceptable bureaucracy and delay in getting adaptations approved and installed.” Among other measures, the Government has now committed to increasing funding for DFGs in England from £468 million in 2018-19 to £505 million in 2019-20.

A new report commissioned by Foundations and its charitable arm Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT) has set out ways in which local areas can minimise the long-term impact of serious flooding on their residents in the future.